Case Study

Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions

PE-Backed Manufacturing Company


Industrial and Manufacturing


VP and above


Corporate Development



Client Details:

Our client is an industry-leading, private equity owned, manufacturer of ultra-high performance stretch film products, with multiple plants spread across the united states and plans for international expansion.

Client Situation:

ECA for the Search: ECA Partners was retained because of our ability to find and evaluate M&A professionals capable of running an M&A process in its entirety. We have a long history of identifying M&A leaders, most often with consulting and investment banking experience to lead add-ons at platform investments for private equity portfolio companies. With growth goals in place, our client needed to hire the VP of M&A quickly. We successfully placed an ideal candidate to step in as the company’s first M&A hire to develop the acquisition practice, lead and execute M&A from sourcing through deal close, and identify and acquire multiple companies across the globe annually. ECA closes searches faster than its competitors by leveraging a large rolodex while simultaneously deploying a team to canvas the market for new talent.

ECA Team

Ro Assalimy

Managing Director

Steven Haug


ECA Search Results


Candidates Contacted


Candidates Selected for Interview


Candidates Presented


Days search duration

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